Japan’s latest baked good fad is “salty bread.” It’s like a dinner roll but with a layer of butter and salt on top that makes it taste like movie popcorn. It’s in every bakery I’ve gone into, and it’s addictive. I may need to be physically removed from the country.


Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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